Waha Nui – 12/24/14


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John Woods

The ever-growing Ward Village complex has hired Mililani’s Tony Gaston to direct site development — a key post that covers infrastructure, traffic, land, permitting and city/state coordination with the developer. Tony is a 24-year veteran in the industry … Former Mililani Middle School teacher Keith Gushiken is looking forward to an exchange performance during spring break between the

MMS High Interest Program Ensembles and his current music students at Everett Middle School in

San Francisco. To get them over there, Kelly Holowecki reports that MMS orchestra and chorus T-shirts are available for $13 each, and a carwash fundraiser is pending in January. To help, email kelly_holowecki@notes.k12.hi.us or call her at 627-9010, ext. 73112, … Group 70 International has hired Wahiawa’s John Woods as a civil engineer, moving over from previous work with Coffman Engineers here and the state transportation department in John’s native New Mexico … Wahiawa author Elissa Lonsdale-Smith just released her book Blood, Tears and IV’s nationwide, sharing her story as an Army combat medic in Iraq in 2003 — the longest year of her life. Find it at tatepublishing.com/bookstore and other stores and online sites …

Kunia Head Start teacher Barbara

Offerman and her HCAP team helped the students make 20 holiday cards. They were delivered personally to Shriners Hospital keiki to go with Head Start’s picture books about healthy habits … Mililani’s Shanna Uyeda has joined Honolulu HomeLoans as a loan officer, specializing in residential mortgages and refinancing. Shanna has a finance degree from UH and previously worked at Savio Realty and Hawaii State FCU … Mililani Middle School students were able to collect more than $1,000 for Hawaiian Humane Society via competitive penny wars and other campaigns ❑ ❑ ❑ cchang@midweek.com